Take care of yourself!

10 Ways Nurses Can Improve Our Overall Health and Well-Being

As Medical-Surgical Nurses, let's take some time to improve our health and well-being.

As Medical-Surgical Nurses, we know how important it is to teach our patients the importance of taking care of themselves, but often that same knowledge does not translate into action for taking care of our own individual health and well-being. Nursing can be a very rewarding and stressful job at the same time, which can impact our health.
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Nurses

Looking in the Mirror, Not Through the Window

Exploring the Impact of Minority Nurses

In nursing school, most of us recall learning about Florence Nightingale, known as the "Lady with the Lamp," and all of her efforts to improve sanitation, healthcare reform through education, and advance the nursing profession.
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Does it really matter?

Hi, I'm Richie, And I'll Be Your Nurse Today

My gender identity plays no part in my ability to save your life or notify the doctor of a critical clinical change.

I'm a genderqueer and in a same birth sex marriage.  Yes, I still have the competency and the skill to be your nurse.  My gender identity plays no part in my ability to save your life or notify the doctor of a critical clinical change.
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Nurse in mask

CEO's Corner - August 2021

Here We Go Again…

It certainly is disheartening and maddening to see the fourth COVID wave marching through our communities, our towns and cities, and our states, not to mention other areas of the globe.
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Three nurses!

New Beginnings

At this time of the year, it is common to find many new clinical nurses in orientation at hospitals across the country.

It is not uncommon that most of the new nurses in hospitals right now are new graduates. They are experiencing their first few weeks out of nursing school and learning to practice in the real world. After 20 years of being a nurse, I still remember my first few months as a brand new nurse caring for patients on a medical-surgical unit.
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Never Settle~

CEO's Corner - July 2021

Nursing Leadership: The Role You Play and the Opportunity for Innovation

Leadership, is finding solutions despite the obstacles. And I know you are all leaders. I know it because you’re nurses. You lead in many aspects of your professional and personal lives. You advocate for others on a daily basis.
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Minimilist Approach to Living

Keep It Simple

National Simplicity Day

When I think about what I like most about being a medical-surgical nurse, I find myself pondering the simple things. Those times, I share a laugh with my patient, helping a patient understand how to take their medication, or connecting my patient to a community resource when they call for help after discharge
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Me? Biased?

Implicit and Explicit Bias

Where do we go from here?

By Antoinette Falker, DNP, RN, GCNS-BC, CMSRN. Oftentimes, the biases seem to exist outside of the sphere of healthcare. However, the reality is that it is ever-present in healthcare and negatively affects the people to whom we provide care.
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Leadership path

Nurse Leaders Attributes I Want to Emulate and Why

Have you ever heard some say that nurses are natural-born leaders?

Then, of course, the complete opposite is how did this nurse ever get chosen to be a nurse leader. Throughout my nursing career, there have been many different types of leaders I have worked with. Some leaders stand out more than others. I have often pondered, is this a born trait, or can it be learned? What can I do to be a better leader?
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The Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity, Future of Nursing

CEO's Corner - June 2021

The Future of Nursing and Nurse Well-Being

As you have likely heard or seen, the much-anticipated Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report "Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity" was released last week by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
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